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Old 01-15-2011, 09:18 AM
 
Location: the hills of TN!
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I've read about container growing potatoes in straw, and my mom actually did it a few times when I was a kid. I am wondering if it is possible to do the same with sweet potatoes. Has anyone tried it?
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:41 AM
 
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Problem is its going to have to be a very big container to get much of a viable harvest,a 10 gallon bucket may give you a dozen spuds,not really worth the effort IMO.
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:17 PM
 
Location: the hills of TN!
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Problem is its going to have to be a very big container to get much of a viable harvest,a 10 gallon bucket may give you a dozen spuds,not really worth the effort IMO.
I'm really not very knowledgeable yet - do sweet potatoes need more room than potatoes to produce? I was looking at an item - a 'grow bag' - at a garden supply online that says it will produce a 13 pound harvest of potatoes.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:43 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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Only "container" I've seen that was good for potatoes was a car tire. That deal you're talking about for sweet potatoes sounds like something that is in those seed and flower company ads you find in the Sunday paper inserts.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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A sweet potato plant is a similar size to an Irish potato plant. A 30" square box would grow some nice potatoes. Can you scrounge an old dryer insides? Those are about the right size and shape to grow some nice potatoes.
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